Drama Classics: The World’s Great Plays at a Great Little Price
Face, Subtle and Dol Common are three rogues intent on conning the gullible out of their money. Setting up a quack-doctor’s practice in Lovewit’s house they promise miraculous services that cost their customers dear. Everything goes swimmingly, until Lovewit returns and the three turn against each other.
Ben Jonson’s classic comedy The Alchemist was first performed by the King’s Men in 1610.
This edition of the play in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series is edited by Simon Trussler, with an introduction by Colin Counsell.
‘Ben Jonson’s comedy of dupes and conmen couldn’t be more contemporary’
— Time Out